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New type of lens helps patients with cataracts see clearly

SAN DIEGO, Calif. The American Academy of Ophthalmology said cataracts affect nearly 25 million people over 40. Three to four million of them have surgery to fix the clouded, dim vision cataracts cause every year. Now, a cutting-edge lens is now making all the difference for some patients.65-year-old Marc Burch thought his days of reading an iPad without glasses were gone. Cataracts had clouded his vision and reading wasn’t the only problem.Burch said, “It was embarrassing before, cause would...

Solar Eclipse Glasses: Where to Buy the Best, High-Quality Eyewear

If you're one of the tens of millions of Americans who will experience the Great American Total Solar Eclipse on Aug. 21, hopefully you've heard by now that you're going to need eye protection for the big event. But not all solar viewers are created equal. Using the wrong gear (or using it incorrectly) can burn your retinas, causing irreparable damage to your eyes. Whether you're looking for a new pair of eclipse glasses or you've already purchased some form of eye protection, here's what...

VSPOne mass-produces eyeglass lenses to meet individual specs

Dan Gearino The Columbus Dispatch @DanGearino Making eyeglass lenses is not mass production so much as it is mass customization.And that gets complicated for VSPOne, a giant in the world of vision care that has one of its largest operations in Columbus."We mass-produce snowflakes," said John Scanlon, a top manager at the plant, or "lab" in company parlance.The business has about 225 employees at the location, which is near Rickenbacker International Airport. Last year, it...